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The Buttery Truth Behind Portland, OR's Best Doughnuts

@Erin Jackson - sweet, thanks for the link! More places to try.

The Buttery Truth Behind Portland, OR's Best Doughnuts

Blue Star is awesome, and loved hearing more about how the dough was made. Thanks for the article. Another article idea: top 10 doughnut shops in Portland area? Blue Star is definitely one of the best, but would love other options for when I don't feel like standing in line. To start off, some other shops I like: CoCo, Helen Bernhard's, Donuts Plus (in Beaverton)...

This Week at Serious Eats World Headquarters

I found it oddly delightful that Singapore has to post 'no durian' signs in the public transit system. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/dd/Singapore_MRT_Fines.jpg

How Spam Won Over America's Restaurants

Given my screen name, how could I not comment? Great article!

Rick Gencarelli's Favorite Sandwiches in Portland

Great list, thanks for sharing! Now, more places to check out. Funny, I could instantly tell that was a Grüner burger before even getting to the description.

Enter to Win a Ham Independence Day Package From La Quercia

I love the Eggs Over My Hammy at a certain 24hr diner.

Win a Serious Eats Edition KettlePizza Baking Steel Combo for Father's Day!

Meat! The more varieties the better.

Where to Find the Best Mexican Food in Portland, OR

Thank you for this list. Funny, all this time I've been going to Slow Burger in the same building as Tacos at Uno Mas when my burger craving goes nuts. Next time, I'll force myself to walk two doors down.

Grilled Hoisin Glazed Chicken Wings

Made Memorial Day weekend '14. Delicious!

For a Taste of Vietnam in Boston, Get the Seafood Chao (Congee) at New Dong Khanh

Looks absolutely delicious!

A Brief Guide to the Wonderful World of Entenmann's Doughnuts

I've got a similar Entenmanns association with my childhood: their mini chocolate chip cookies. I felt like such a big boy being able to cram an entire cookie in my mouth with no problem. The joys of being 5.

We Try Everything On Taco Bell's New Breakfast Menu

When Taco Bell first advertising the waffle taco, all I could think about was Flavor Spot's 'Dutch Tacos.' And now, I think I know where I'm going for lunch.
http://www.yelp.com/biz/flavour-spot-portland

My Pie Monday: Broccoli Raab, Pickled Shallots, Chorizo, and More!

Great looking pies!

Smiling With Hope Bakery: How Pizza-Making Transformed This High School Special Needs Program

Thanks for the story - what a wonderful program. And great looking pies!

Open Thread: Which Burgers Are On Your Bucket List?

Le Pigeon's burger in Portland.

Taste Test: The Best Frozen Deep Dish Pizza

Anyone see (national version of) Uno's in the Portland, OR area? Growing up on the east coast I have good memories of really enjoying the Uno's that we'd buy at our grocery store. Now that I'm in the Northwest, I haven't been able to find them.

Cook the Book: 'Nom Nom Paleo' by Michelle Tam and Henry Fong

I'm thinking bloody meat.

The Best Valentine's Day Giveaway Ever: Lobel's 4" Prime Dry-Aged Heart Shaped Steaks for Two

Mine SO prefers marinated with soy sauce and garlic, then grilled to medium rare.

Super Bowl Party Giveaway: Pat LaFrieda Sliders

Celebrating New Years instead!

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: The Baking Steel

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Thermapen Thermometer

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: The Baking Steel

Plain old pepperoni.

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: La Quercia's Secret Weapons Pork Kit

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: The Perfect Steak Set from Double R Ranch Co.

Sous vide Delmonico ribeye, finished with a quick pan sear.

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Thermapen Thermometer

Burgers, Fries and Shakes in Portland, OR?

My wife and I are constantly on the look out for a casual spot in the Portland area that offers good burgers, fries and milk shakes at a reasonable price. There's just something about salty fries and sweet shakes that go so well. If only Little Big Burger offered shakes in addition to their floats.

Here are the spots we've found so far that we enjoy:
Foster Burger http://fosterburger.com/
Wow Burger http://www.originalwowburger.com/

Burgerville's off the list because their fries aren't anything special, and the burger is too 'fast food.' And while Foster and WOW are both great, they're kind of far out.

Anyone know of any other spots closer to downtown?

Where to Find the Best Mexican Food in Portland, OR

One of the most common complaints I hear from people is that there isn't any decent Mexican (or even Mexican-American) food to be found in Portland. Well, I'm here to tell you that that's simply not true. There's plenty of good Mexican cooking in Portland, but sometimes you have to look a little farther afield. Here's where to find the best of the best. More

Bourbon Renewal

This recipe comes from Jeffrey Morgenthaler of Portland's Clyde Common. Sweet crème de cassis mixes with oaky bourbon to produce a delicious take on the classic whiskey sour. More

The Pizza Lab Presto: Vodka Pizza

Our office is at the epicenter of the vodka pizza universe, what with both Pomodoro and Rubirosa a couple blocks away. The former is not worth a damn (despite some rave Yelp! reviews)—overly greasy, unspectacular crust, and candy-sweet sauce—while the latter is spectacular. Crisp and charred with a pleasant chew like all great pizza, it's got a creamy vodka sauce that is just rich enough that you know you're not eating regular pizza, but not so rich that you feel like your stomach may fall out or involuntarily empty itself in protest by the time you're done. It's a great alternative when you've been stuck in a pizza rut, and a recipe that's good to have in your own home arsenal. More

Dry-Fried Green Beans from 'The Chinese Takeout Cookbook'

Diana Kuan's dry-fried green beans in The Chinese Takeout Cookbook are less embellished than versions seen at Chinese restaurants; she keeps things simple by skipping the ground pork and preserved vegetable that are often included. Instead, the beans are bolstered by minced and browned fresh shiitakes and the requisite Sichuan pepper, chili bean sauce, and dried red chiles. These changes not only make the dish easier to prepare with grocery staples, but they also give the beans themselves a greater chance to shine. More

The Food Lab: The Best Korean Fried Chicken

When it comes to frying chicken nobody—and I mean nobody—does it better than the Koreans. My apologies to all you Southerners. Korean fried chicken (or KFC as those in the know call it) differs vastly from American-style fried chicken. Rather than the craggly, crusty, significant coating you'd get on say, a Chick-Fil-A sandwich or a Popeye's drumstick, you get an eggshell-thin, ultra-crisp crust around a drippingly juicy interior. The end goal is clear, but the road to get there required a bit of bushwhacking. More

Salted Caramel-Chocolate Pudding Cake

Pudding cake is just what the title advertises: pudding and cake. The wondrous part is that both components materialize in the same pan. Batter is spread in a pan, then sprinkled with a sugar and cocoa powder mixture and liquid. This top layer filters down, essentially swapping places with the batter. The result is a layer of cake floating on top of pudding. More